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Siena Saints vs Rider Broncs Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Rider BroncsSiena Saints
7-5January 04, 2014, 07:00 | Times Union Center5-9

The visiting Rider Broncs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Times Union Center against the Siena Saints.

The Broncs will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Saints are 7-5 ATS. Rider is 8-0 on the totals; Siena is 3-9.

View Rider Broncs vs Siena Saints Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Broncs were listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 227-ranked Saints and the No. 179-rated Broncs in this matchup.

Rider was an 85-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against Niagara. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Rider earned an 85-83 victory over Niagara on Thursday, getting 24 points from Jimmie Taylor at Alumni Gymnasium.

In their last action, Siena was a 63-59 loser on the road against Monmouth. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Siena suffered a 63-59 loss against Monmouth on Thursday, getting 21 points from Rob Poole in a losing effort at Multipurpose Activity Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Siena has the nation's No. 198-rated offensive output, at 69.57 PPG. The visiting Broncs defense ranks No. 251 allowing on average 81.17 PPG. The Saints FG% has averaged 42.23% so far, less than the Broncs marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.81% per game.

A few Broncs at Saints trends to consider:
Rider is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Rider is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Siena
Rider is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Siena
Rider is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Siena
Siena is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Siena is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
Siena is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Rider
Siena is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Rider

Next up:
Rider at Canisius, Friday, January 10th
Siena at Marist, Friday, January 10th